Got an email today from a coworker. She works 8:30a-4:30pm and I work 4:30p-12:30am. We both work from home. She told me she was pregnant with kiddo #2 and was wondering if I would be willing to switch shifts with her so that she and her hubby would not have to pay for childcare for 2 kids. A switch would be bad for me for 2 reasons. 1-I am a night owl, that why I wanted to work nights in the first place. 2-It would actually be a significant pay cut, because we get paid over $2 per hour extra for working nights and I would lose that if I switched to days. Thats over $80 per week.
In the past I would have felt obligated to accomadate her request, just because she asked me to, and would have felt horribly guilty if I said no. Today I was able to email her back saying congrats on the new baby, but that won't be possible, for the reasons listed above. And not feel guilty about it
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